Saturday, August 7, 2010

TCM is finally showing...

I'll Take Sweden, tomorrow morning at 9:30 AM ET as part of the Summer Under the Stars salute to Bob Hope. Why I'll Take Sweden? I'm not sure. Hope spent the early part of his career at Paramount, and the rights to those movies are for the most part held by the Universal conglomerate today. TCM hasn't been as fortunate at getting the rights to the Paramount movies held by Universal, or even more so, the Universal movies from the 30s and 40s themselves, which is why a lot of them don't show up at all on TCM. They seem to have gotten the "Road" movies with Bing Crosby, and TCM are showing us five of them all in a row; but outside of that, most of Hope's day focuses on the stuff he did in the 1960s when he was already quite stodgy and behind the times.

Still, this is your chance to see a phenomenon and the ever present "what were they thinking" school of Hollywood studio decisionmaking. I do like to suggest that people judge movies for themselves, though, so perhaps some of you might actually like a movie such as I'll Take Sweden.

No comments: